NHS patients taking up choices

first_img Many patients are actively exercising their right to choose where to receive NHS-funded treatment, according to new research by the Royal Economic Society. The study, which analysed data on the choices made by more than 50,000 NHS patients, found out that four out of ten hip replacement patients choose not to receive treatment at their nearest hospital. More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com Share whatsapp KCS-content whatsappcenter_img Monday 18 April 2011 8:39 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com NHS patients taking up choices Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Crown Resorts feels impact of China downturn

first_img Email Address Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 20th February 2019 | By contenteditor Crown Resorts feels impact of China downturn Australian gaming operator Crown Resorts saw a huge drop in its online figures following its sale of CrownBet.The Betfair Australia owner said total revenue during the six months to December 31 from its Crown Digital division was down 65.6% year-on-year to Aus$65.9m (€41.6m/$47.2m).Last year’s comparable period included takings from its 62% share in CrownBet, which was sold to a consortium led by the brand’s founder Matthew Tripp for Aus$150m at the end of February 2018.Crown Digital, which also includes online social gaming business DGN Games, had seen revenues grow by 24.6% between H1 2017 and H1 2018.Crown’s digital division is a minor part of its overall operation, which is primarily focused on its casino resorts in major cities across Australia and its Aspinall’s venue in London.Australian resorts normalised revenue was at Aus$1.54bn, down 1.2% year-on-year. While main floor gaming revenue was up 0.9% to Aus$867.7m, VIP program play was down 12.2% to Aus$19.9m.Crown Resorts executive chairman John Alexander said the VIP decline was in the main due to softer economic conditions in China and a crackdown on conspicuous consumption in the world’s biggest economy that has also affected Macau and Singapore.EBITDA from Crown Digital was Aus$7.5m, down 14.7% year-on-year following the sale of CrownBet, with normalised EBITDA down 6.5% to Aus$418.8m. The digital segment’s expenses were down 68.1% to Aus$58.4m.Total operating expenses were at Aus$1.22bn which was down 9.0% from Aus$1.34bn. with corporate costs increasing 10.1% to Aus$27.4m.Income tax paid was flat at Aus$83.4m while finance costs fell 41.5% to Aus$24.0m. Net profit after tax fell 30.1% to Aus$174.4m.Crown Resorts’ total net operating profit after tax was up 0.9% to Aus$194.1 million.Alexander said: “Crown’s Australian operations’ first half result reflected mixed trading conditions. Total normalised revenue across Crown’s Australian resorts decreased by 1.2% on the prior comparable period.“Main floor gaming revenue increased by 0.9%, with modest revenue growth in Melbourne offset by continued softness in Perth.“VIP program play turnover across Crown’s Australian resorts of Aus$19.9 billion was down 12.2% after a soft November and December.” Crown shares fell 5.4% on Wednesday to Aus$11.54, and are down 7.6% over the past 12 months, versus a 2.5% rise in the broader market.”After being sold by Crown, CrownBet, which is backed by The Stars Group, acquired William Hill’s Australian business for Aus$244m and rebranded as BetEasy.center_img Regions: Oceania Australia Topics: Casino & games Finance Australian gaming operator Crown Resorts saw a huge drop in its online figures following its sale of CrownBet. The group’s Australian casinos also felt the impact of softer economic conditions in China. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgInnodis Ltd (HWF.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileInnodis Limited is a Mauritian company that operates in the production and sale of various food and non-food items across the company’s segments which include Wholesale and Retail, Production and Distribution, amongst a few others. Within their production and distribution segment, the company engages in poultry farming, distribution of chicken, ice cream, yoghurt and other frozen food items, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of food and grocery products. Whilst in the ‘others’ segment they focus on manufacturing and distribution of animal feeds, as well as manufacturing, imports and distributive trading, retailing, franchising and consultancy. The Company, through its Poultry Division, produces chicken with an integrated operation of breeding farms, hatchery, broiler farms, quarantine farm and processing plants. It offers ice cream, and yoghurt and sterilized milk. Innodis Limited is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. Innodis Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

In Sudan, Anglican bishop works to end LRA militia violence

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Africa, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT September 24, 2013 at 3:31 pm Thanks for getting the word out, Jesse. It warms the heart to hear about the church being so directly involved in reconciliation and healing. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Smithfield, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR John Simpson says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Anglican Communion News Service] Samuel Enosa Peni, bishop of the Diocese of Nzara in the Episcopal Church of the Sudan, is the deputy chairman of an interfaith group of religious leaders from South Sudan, Uganda, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The group, led by the Catholic archbishop of Kinsangani in the DRC, is working to end the violence caused by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).For Peni, the threat posed by the LRA is real. When he became bishop in 2010, thirty-three of his parishes—a quarter of the total—were closed after people fled their rural villages because of violence caused by the LRA. The LRA came into existence in the late 1980s as part of a civil war in northern Uganda, but has since transformed into a rebel army with a reputation for particular brutality.Shortly after Peni moved to Nzara from nearby Yambio to become bishop, the LRA killed two families in a village close to Nzara. Peni remembers hearing the news in his new home. With the diocesan secretary, he decided to go to where the bodies were being kept, and where many people had begun to gather. As he got out of the car, he remembers, “I could hear people whispering, ‘Oh, he is the new bishop.’ The secretary motioned the people to stop wailing and listen. Then I had to give a message of encouragement, of comfort. I had to cry with them.” Since that time, he has had success in encouraging people to return to their villages and resume their lives of subsistence agriculture. This, in turn, lessens their dependence on international assistance.In recent years, the combined pressure of the Ugandan military and a recent deployment of American armed forces has pushed the LRA out of South Sudan and into CAR. It is the regional nature of the threat that brought religious leaders together. Peni recalls that they were driven by a single question: “Why don’t we meet and find a way in which all of us as a regional body can speak to our governments and speak to the international community to find a way in which this can be solved?” A coup in CAR in 2013 has caused widespread instability, leading to fears that the LRA may regroup there.In the fall of 2012, Peni and other leaders were in Washington, D.C. for meetings on Capitol Hill and at the State Department and Pentagon to press for continued American involvement in the region. Peni has a similar trip planned this autumn to lobby European Union officials in Brussels. Repeated peace talks with the LRA have not produced a solution. Peni and other religious leaders support continued military action to maintain pressure on the LRA’s leaders. If the military forces leave, Peni says, “they are going to give [the LRA] room, like has happened in the past, to continue to reorganize [itself] and continue to do the atrocities.”The international advocacy work is matched by a community-level healing program in the diocese. Peni and other trained facilitators lead trauma healing programs in communities that have been affected by the violence. Participants are encouraged to share their experience of suffering as a way to deal with the emotional legacy of the violence. “We are not a big organization to offer things like relief aid to them,” Peni says. “We can’t do that. But we can do the spiritual counseling.” The ultimate goal, he says, is to reach a point in which people in the diocese can forgive the LRA and begin to move past the experience of trauma to a more productive future.A particular focus of the workshops is women, who have been especially affected by the violence. Peni says that it can be a challenge, at first: “Sometimes even women don’t bring out all the things that they experienced with the LRA in the bush—the way they were kidnapped, the way they were treated, the way they were abused, all those things.” But female facilitators bring together women from different communities to share stories of their suffering: “When they share this and get to meet, they say, ‘Oh, I am not the only one who has gone through this. So and so from a different part of the county has gone through the same thing. If they have gone through it and they are surviving, then we can move on.’”Peni notes that, aside from the church, civil society organizations are weak in South Sudan. He supports the government’s effort for peace, but says the church must be involved as well: “When there is no peace, that means we can’t have Christians in the church, that means we can’t have prayers going on.” For the church to be involved in peace efforts—at both the international and local levels—is simply what it means to be the church: “The role of the church is to advocate for a peaceful environment, a peaceful community. Where there is hatred, where there is fighting, our role as the church is to go there and make peace.”Jesse Zink is the author of Backpacking Through the Anglican Communion: A Search for Unity. 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Amangiri House / Juan Pablo Ortiz Arquitectos

first_imgArchDaily Colombia Save this picture!© Rodrigo Dávila+ 19Curated by Clara Ott Share Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses, Sustainability•Subachoque, Colombia CopyAbout this officeJuan Pablo Ortiz ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsStoneBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityColombiaPublished on October 08, 2019Cite: “Amangiri House / Juan Pablo Ortiz Arquitectos ” [Casa Amangiri / Juan Pablo Ortiz Arquitectos ] 08 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Juan Pablo Ortiz Suarez Lead Architect: Houses “COPY” Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Saint-Gobain, Arauco, Frencher, Texsa de Colombia Amangiri House / Juan Pablo Ortiz Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926071/amangiri-house-juan-pablo-ortiz-arquitectos Clipboard Photographs:  Rodrigo Dávila Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Year:  Architects: Juan Pablo Ortiz Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Amangiri House / Juan Pablo Ortiz ArquitectosSave this projectSaveAmangiri House / Juan Pablo Ortiz Arquitectos “COPY” Clients:Francisco LozanoEngineering:Nicolás parra  Design Team:Tommy Neuenschwander., Diego Gutiérrez.City:SubachoqueCountry:ColombiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rodrigo DávilaRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. A dash of air, heated by the sun and embraced by walls. There is a substantial sense of immobility in how the conformation of the house celebrates the characteristics of the place. The house is located at 3000 meters above sea level, on the eastern slope of the Subachoque hills. Its location has privileged and distant views over the valley and a close relationship with the mountain and its magnificent Andean forest. In this scenery, the house is arranged in such a way that its architecture intensifies the relations of its spaces with the mountain and the valley.Save this picture!© Rodrigo DávilaThe house is composed of two main bodies, opening towards the landscape with clearly defined sloping roofs. One houses the social areas and the other houses the rooms. Two volumes with flat green roofs contain the complementary spaces.Save this picture!© Rodrigo DávilaSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Rodrigo DávilaA succession of three interspersed courtyards serves as a connection between the spaces. They are arranged sequentially along the route of the house, opening towards the mountain and the landscape of the valley. The access to the house is reached by descending from the top to the first courtyard and reaching the social area.Save this picture!© Rodrigo DávilaInnovative heritage: the architecture of the house revisits contemporary inherited construction processes. The house is built with massive masonry walls with thermal exchange. Cyclopean walls using stone from the site and Chirca bricks from the region were built for the construction. In this way, a forgotten artisanal construction method from the Colonial era was evoked.Save this picture!© Rodrigo DávilaSave this picture!Section 02Save this picture!© Rodrigo DávilaThe sloping roofs are built in a particular manner in order to contribute to the energy efficiency and comfort model of the house. The outermost layer of the roof is built of large-format steel sheets, custom made for the house with an oxide-coating, which will transform over time, giving the house its timeless character.Save this picture!© Rodrigo DávilaProject gallerySee allShow lessCritics and Community: Reviewing the 2019 Chicago Architecture BiennialArchitecture NewsTorre D’Angolo Educational Building / Krausbeck architetto + GSMM architettiSelected Projects Share 2017 Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926071/amangiri-house-juan-pablo-ortiz-arquitectos Clipboardlast_img read more

Designer doghouses to raise funds for Blue Cross

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15  95 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 Advertisement Designer doghouses to raise funds for Blue Cross About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Doghouse by Denizen WorksMatt Cull, Deputy Director of Fundraising at Blue Cross said:“We are already seeing illustrations and mock-ups of some of the kennels and are very excited about them coming to life and appearing in London. We are delighted so many talented architects and designers have taken part and the range going on display will be very varied, from the chic and minimalist to kennels ablaze with colour. Blue Cross helps thousands of pets, from hamsters up to horses, every year and we are delighted that this exciting project will also help the many pets needing our help.”Doghouse by Yelo Architectscenter_img Architects, artists, designers and celebrities have come together to design some dream doghouses that will be displayed in London and then auctioned off in aid of Blue Cross.BowWow Haus London is a fundraising and creative collaboration between Blue Cross, American not-for-profit organisation Outdoor Arts Foundation and photographer Drew Gardner.Over 75 one-off designs will go on show at central and east London venues from 19 March to 26 April, including St Pancras International, and will then be available to buy at a charity gala auction in London on 26 April or via online bids.Those involved in designing their idea of a dream doghouse include Zaha Hadid Architects, Yelo Architects, DLM Architects, mosaic artist Ivan Djidev and designers Denizen Works Ltd. Tagged with: Charity Fundraising Ideas  94 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 20 February 2018 | Newslast_img read more

The Frogs lose first match at the Fight in the Fort

first_imgprintTCU volleyball struggled offensively in their first match at the Fight in Fort and lost to Duke in straight sets (27-25, 25-20, 25-18).“This match was a little out of character for our team,” head coach Jill Kramer said. “We are typically a pretty strong serving team, and I think Duke passed really well tonight.”The Frogs led the Big 12 with 1.62 aces per set after totaling 22 last weekend in Florida before the match tonight, but tallied six serving errors and only one service ace against the Blue Devils.TCU’s offense picked up at the end of set one when they began running the middles more in transition. They came back from a six point deficit with a kill by middle blocker Sarah Swanson to tie it 22-22, but the run was not enough and TCU dropped the set 25-27 after a crucial missed serve.“Our middles did a really great job, Anna went off on them hitting .643 on 14 swings,” Kramer said.”But we struggled to score at the pins and struggled to pass the ball.”Kramer added that it made it tough to run their out-of-system offense.The Frogs never took a lead in the second or third sets. The Blue Devils put up a big block and continued to challenge the team’s pin hitters. This made TCU back off of their normal power and rely on off-speed shots.“It is all fixable, but we need urgency,” Kramer said. “We can’t get a point or match back. We need to learn from tonight and be better tomorrow.”The Frogs are back in The Rickel tomorrow to face Lehigh at 1:30 p.m. and Utah Valley at 7 p.m. ReddIt Haley Harrisonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haley-harrison/ Facebook Haley Harrison Facebook Haley Harrisonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haley-harrison/ (Photo courtesy of gofrogs.com) Haley is a senior journalism major and political science minor from Parker, Texas. When she’s not in the newsroom, she enjoys playing sand volleyball with her friends and watching all the cute dog videos on Facebook. Newest construction plan aims to close parts of Bellaire Drive for pedestrian walkway Good Neighbors Animal Rescue helps hundreds of feral cats and dogs Haley Harrisonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haley-harrison/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello + posts TCU visiting scholar continues campus conversation on immigration TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt Haley Harrisonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haley-harrison/ Twitter Previous articleWide receiver emerges as a ‘vocal leader’Next articleFrogs suffer first home loss of the season Haley Harrison RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitter Linkedin Linkedin Students concerned about off-campus theftslast_img read more

Paramilitaries threaten to kill freelance photographer

first_img News August 26, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Paramilitaries threaten to kill freelance photographer Follow the news on Colombia RSF_en RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Juan Pablo Gutiérrez, a freelance photographer and indigenous rights defender with dual French and Colombian nationality, has been the target of death threats for the past two weeks. Unable to return to his home in central Colombia, he is waiting for the authorities to respond to his request for protection.“You have just a few hours of life left,” said the noted signed by the paramilitary group Aguilas Negras (Black Eagles) that Gutiérrez was handed on 14 August. The threat probably came from the same people who threatened him in September 2011 because of his reports designed to draw the public’s attention to the Nukak, an indigenous group in Colombia’s southeastern Amazonian region.The Black Eagles are now accusing him of failing to comply with their earlier demands, above all that he should stop working with indigenous peoples and leave Colombia for good.Gutiérrez works with the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC) on documentation projects and photo campaigns about indigenous communities that are under threat. He also works with Amnesty International on photo campaigns in Colombia and France.As a result of the threats he has been getting by phone and other means since 14 August, he has appealed to the National Protection Unit (UNP), a state body that is supposed to protect journalists, human rights defenders, lawyers and others who are threatened in connection with their work.“We urge the Colombian authorities, especially the National Protection Unit, to take the threats to Gutiérrez’s seriously and to quickly provide him with protection,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk.Paramilitary groups continue to be the main source of danger to journalists and human rights defenders in Colombia. It is now clear that the government’s attempt to demobilize the paramilitary groups was a failure and they still threaten journalists with grave reprisals.The Black Eagles were behind major terror campaigns against the local press in 2006 and 2007. In 2011, they circulated a list of five journalists they said they would kill.Colombia is ranked 126th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies to go further News ColombiaAmericas April 27, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Reports Organisation May 13, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia ColombiaAmericas October 21, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Assemblymember Holden’s Bill on Assurance of Voluntary Compliance Signed by Governor

first_img More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Governor Newsom signed Pasadena-area Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation, Assembly Bill 669, that authorizes the Attorney General to accept Assurances of Voluntary Compliance (AVC) when settling with companies that have violated consumer protection laws.This bill increases accountability by ensuring that AVCs entered into by the Attorney General have the same force and effect as a stipulated judgment,” Holden said. “This bill expands the tools available while still holding private companies that defraud California residents accountable.”AVCs are written documents that are subject to Court approval, and AB 669 will permit the Attorney General to use AVCs to resolve consumer protection actions. When agreeing to an AVC, the defendant is assuring the Attorney General that they will comply with the law and the terms of the settlement.“AVCs are often used by our sister states to resolve multistate consumer protection investigations,” said Holden. “Allowing our Attorney General to also accept AVCs will enable him to work more effectively as part of multistate coalitions, thereby conserving time and resources.” Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 2 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Assemblymember Holden’s Bill on Assurance of Voluntary Compliance Signed by Governor Published on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | 1:24 pm Subscribe Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Update: Man released without charge following armed raid

first_img Twitter Update: Man released without charge following armed raid Gardai have confirmed that a number of rounds of ammunition were recovered during a search operation at a property in Annagry. Gardai in Milford along with members of the Garda Armed Response Unit carried out the raid yesterday afternoon.A 44-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of possession of ammunition.He was detained at Letterkenny Garda Station for questioning and has since been released without charge.A file is prepared for the DPP.Investigations are continuing. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Previous articleMan in custody after Gardai carry out ammunition raidNext articleSIPTU refutes claims from management at RAP over union activity News Highland Google+center_img By News Highland – September 18, 2018 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more